Packers' McCarthy on Alvarez coaching Rose Bowl: 'Awesome'

CREATED Dec 7, 2012

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GREEN BAY - The coach of the Packers gives kudos to the old - and, once again, new - coach of the Badgers for taking over for the Rose Bowl. 

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy praised Barry Alvarez for deciding to lead the Wisconsin football team through the game against Stanford on January 1st in Pasadena. 

"I think it's going to be awesome to see Coach Alvarez coaching.  What a credit to him and the University of Wisconsin to be able to have him in place to be able and coach that Rose Bowl Game," McCarthy told WTMJ partner station WTSO in Madison.

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While Alvarez coaches the team, he'll also be interviewing candidates for the permanent job of head coach.